DR police reportedly looking into possibility dead tourists were poisoned by counterfeit alcohol

Andrew Weber
June 14, 2019 - 7:47 am
The Dominican Republic



NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Police in the Dominican Republic are looking into the possibility that tourists that died mysteriously in the country were poisoned by counterfeit alcohol, the New York Post reports.

The FBI is assisting and collecting blood samples to take to Quantico for analysis.

The government of the Dominican Republic is calling the deaths isolated incidents and the two resorts where these people died are calling the deaths accidents.

Five American tourists have died in strange circumstances so far this year.

A Staten Island man whose mother died of an apparent heart attack at a resort in Punta Cana this week says he was told that no toxicology testing has been performed on her body because the toxicology machines there are broken.

“I’ve been trying to get her body flown back to the US, so we can do our own autopsy and our own toxicology report,” Will Cox, the son of Leyla Cox, who died on the island in June, told the New York Post “But unfortunately that will cost a fortune. And I do not have anywhere close to that sort of money.”

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